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were dealt a similar blow when hurricane sandy struck last fall. 64 residents of new york were killed and the damage estimate exceeded $40 billion. andrew cuomo told his constituents not to expect a katrina-style rebuild. >> there are some partials that mother nature owns. she may only visit once every few years but she owns the parcel, and when she comes to visit, she visits. >> jennifer: instead governor cuomo wants homeowners to rebuild on stilts or sell what is left of their home to new york and then move to hire ground. now that proposal is very controversial, but is governor cuomo's plan a good one. for an answer we're going to go to james west, who's the editor of "the climate desk." james, great to have you back on "the war room." >> great to be here. thanks for having me. >> jennifer: what do you think about governor cuomo's plan to leave some areas of new york uninhabited? >> this is a super tricky issue as you mentioned before. i spoke to one resident in breezy point which was a very devastated community here in new york and he said to me tod
? yes criminals by definition break the law. what we experienced in sandy hook, did they break the law? of course they broke the law. these 500 individuals who were killed in chicago, they're breaking the law. is one more law, i don't care if you named it james' law, i don't want it. >> megyn: wow. the first we've heard from one of the newtown parents with an opinion like that, we've seen parents come out in favor of gun control, but this is a new and different voice in the chorus. the hearing in hartford is still going on and we're monitoring it and we're going to run mark matoli's remarks as least at this point. and the one saying he thinks it's badly lacking in america today and how it can help prevent future incidents like sandy hook. we're going to run that for you at 1:30 and we're going to have a fair and balanced debate where this goes from here after you listen to mark matioli upcoming. a story in milwaukee also getting attention today as a sheriff there says calling 911 is no longer your best option and he's urging folks in his county to learn how to handle a firearm. coming
in the newspaper this morning. that's the same type weapon that was usedly at sandy hook school. i know what happened to the bodies at sandy hook school, and to have these weapons just floating around our society and particularly with youngsters who are by nature unpredictable, is a bit frightening. >> schieffer: let me ask you this. some people clearly see-- and i think they're sincere about it-- that they just feel this infringes on their rights and that this is the first step to taking their gun away from them. >> well, let me talk about rights for a minute. does a child have a right to be safe in school? does a law client when he goes into a law firm have a right to believe he's safe? does a shopper in a mall have a right to believe that she's safe? i think so. and what's been happening as these incidents happen-- look at aurora. people sitting in a theater. somebody with 100 rounds in a drum came in and just mowed down people. do people going to movies have a right to be safe? you want to talk about rights, talk about the rights of the majority, too. >> schieffer: what about-- what abou
back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> for two-term presidents, their second inaugural is often an attempt to emphasize the successes of their first term with an eye towards shaping their place in history. only 16 presidents have delivered two inaugural addresses. we put the speeches of the last three two-term presidents through a word cloud to see what themes they chose to emphasize. by looking at the words they used the most, we can get a sense of the legacies they wanted to leave. president reagan claimed that government wasn't the solution but the problem used the word "government" 16 times. >> that system has never failed us. but for a time, we failed the system. we asked things of government that government was not equip
"sandy" -- last october -- spent the night in tents with propane heaters. britain, the netherlands and germany are warning their citizens to get out of benghazi, libya. the alert today cited an the city. the alert today cited an imminent threat to westerners in the city. there were no specifics, and the u.s. embassy in libya said it had nothing pointing to threats against americans. the u.s. ambassador to libya -- and three other americans -- died last september when islamist militants attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. north korea declared today it will conduct a third nuclear test, defying newly expanded u.n. sanctions. the announcement came two days after the u.n. security council condemned the north for a long-range rocket test last month. in response, the north's top governing body -- the national defense commission -- issued this statement, on state t.v. >> ( translated ): we do not deny that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets will be launched. one after another and a nuclear test of a higher level which will be carried out by it in the upcoming all-out acti
is holding a hearing in the ways to expand mental health services in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy. top mental health experts are testifying before the senate health education, labor and pensions committee. they're looking at ways to identify troubled people and to get them some help they need before there's another shooting. the early intervention is part of the obama administration recommendation to help stop gun violence. meanwhile, california senator dianne feinstein is introducing a bill to ban assault weapons. >> i remain horrified by the mass murder committed at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. and particularly grateful that we have both senators here and the house member representing that community. i'm also incensed that our weak gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people in close combat. >> the bill would ban the sale of military-style assault weapons including certain rifles, handguns, and shotguns. it would also ban the large c
. >>> the senate could approve tens of billions of dollars in sandy aid just minutes from now. will it be enough to do anything anytime soon? >>> hell, it's basically been hell. we've been living hell for three months. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. to travel whenever you want. see lioutdoors, or in.ight. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. >>> members are expected to vote on a $50 million aid package for thousands devastated by superst
and decided to not have a vote on the sandy relief package. that made house lawmakers angry in the northeast. governor chris christie of new jersey also had some tough words for him. he pulled the proposal because conservative republicans said the bill was loaded with pork with projects not related to the storm and they should've gone through the normal appropriations process. a couple days later, he narrowly hung onto his speakership as 10 republicans did not vote for him. now -- and right after that, they ended up passing a hurricane sandy bill. even that only received 49 republican votes. all that as a backdrop, house leaders last week went to williamsburg to figure out the task force on the debt ceiling on the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester, coming up. also, at the end of march, we have the continuing resolution, because the senate has not passed a full budget and the two chamber is not agree to a budget, but they have been working off a continuing resolution which funds the government for certain amount of time. it will end on march 27. house leaders tried to put
. plus, a big hospital finally reopening after superstorm sandy. >> how did you feel when the hurricane hit and they had to close the hospital? >> very nervous. all that kept going through in my mind is where am i going to have my baby? i was comfortable coming here. i was very nervous, and then the first day that you guys opened, and my water breaks. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. orrotect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. stuart: remember the iconic gaming system that introduced games to the world? filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy for its u.s. unit. it plans to start selling in the next few months so it can split from its parent company info games. atari started to make some money after a move to mobile games, but not enough. bankruptcy. from video games to tv, the original 1960's batmobile sold at
? >> yeah. i don't dot construction as much as i used to. i have sandy here as my foreman who kind of leads the crew and this is my top crew right here. >> gretchen: you came up with the idea because you actually went on a job and a woman said she'd pay you more if you took off your shirt? >> yeah. i was living in l.a. as a struggling actor and model and this client said, wow. if you take off your shirt, i'll pay you double. and i was like, all right. this could actually be a business. >> gretchen: wow. so you started a business. sandy, before you were checking bags at la guardia? >> yeah. i was checking bags 'cause i love airplanes. i love to be around them and that's what i went to school for. rocket scientist, you can call me. >> gretchen: now you're on reality tv. mike, they call you the brains and muscle of the grew. you're getting a law degree? >> yeah. >> gretchen: gauge, you have been a model for jose cuervo and coke and you're the artist? >> i'm the artist of the group. i also have a nonprofit organization, teach film making to kids. >> gretchen: donnie, the comic relief of the gro
, finally rebuilding from fukushima have tremendous radiation period. we haven't started the sandy rebuild yet. the united states, he's talking about inland empire, which had been the single worst hit area in america, bidding wars for houses. he is saying wi is going to be an upyear. analysts downgrade it. this is why i say there's another current of skepticism. largest lumber company, that stock's not stopping here. >> i had to laugh when trim tabs gave their inflow numbers for january. $55 billion into mutual funds and etfs. they said the previous record was february of 2000. their words right before the tech bubble popped. that's the skepticism you were talking about. >> investing in irony is a popular thing. they say, i remember, in 1989, we had just come from 1987, and we got back to these levels. i said, well, that's ridiculous. everyone's going to be -- once they get back to the '87 level, they'll sell. the market doubled. then it doubled again. investing in irony is difficult. what you do is invest in earnings, invest in companies, invest in profits. and the profits are pretty good
that were much stronger than expected. so big losses from hurricane sandy, but they were able to raise their pricing, partially as a result of that, so that stock came in with much better earnings than expected. johnson & johnson and verizon are a little bit weaker, but five-year highs. we'll see if the market can hold on to this. chris, back to you. >> thank you, becky. >>> next, a small state's big push for gun reform. delaware attorney general beau biden will be here next to talk about the lessons that his state is learning from the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. >>> plus, biding his time? new signs the vice president is making plans to be back on inaugural podium in four years, this time in a little bit different role. could the third time be the charm for joe biden? >>> but first, a look ahead at the president's schedule. as peter mentioned, he will be attending the national prayer service this morning and then the staff ball later this evening. you're watching "the daily rundown." it is only on msnbc. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't l
the damage from hurricane sandy. $60 billion. you cannot say that santee specifically was caused by climate change, but you can look at the data and scientists will say, as a result of climate change, we are expected to see more storms like sandy, and specifically on the east coast. and the taxpayers now need to be prepared to pay for more $50 billion storms as we start to see higher sea levels from the seacoast -- the east coast. we will see cities like new york up and down the east coast potentially hit by these higher storm surges. this is also costing insurers. insurance rates are going up. we're starting to see dollars and cents assigned attached to this problem. money and who is going to pay and how much it will cost the economy is a much bigger part of this sort -- the conversation. host: you brought up john kerry. new wells will be on the president's team in terms of climate change initiatives in the coming years? -- who else will be on the president's team in the terms of the climate change initiatives in the coming years? lisa jackson has announced that she is leaving. guest: whoe
, that's find. we have hurricane sandy to worry about. i'm not in favor of anything. but given that, i think the media should have been fair. you can't get me on that one. jim? [laughter] jon: all right. jim? >> well, i would just say this, that, for example, the way they treated mrs. obama's clothing and the clothing of the girls and stuff, they then talked about what a great deal this is, and this is abc again last night about how wonderful it is these fashion deciphers will get rich -- designers will get rich. it was exactly the kind of thing they wouldn't have done for laura bush, barbara bush or nancy reagan -- >> whoa, whoa, nancy reagan they would have done it. >> everything she does is wonderful, and it's incredibly expensive, all the better because that's just good for jobs and the economy and some fashion designer who's lifted from obscurity. that is biased, and even you, ellen, you admit it. >> well -- jon: some differences in the ways the two parties' candidates or presidents get covered. we're going to have to leave it there. jim, ellen, thank you both. >> thank you. arthe
superstorm sandy may not have enough heat. >> we are freezing here. >> reporter: one reason warming centers are springing up in cold weather cities giving the most vulnerable young and old some relief. >> i haven't had hot water and heat for three days. yesterday a little bit of heat came on. the only heat we got was in the bathroom. >> reporter: in syracuse a heavy down fall lowering visibility giving snow blowers a workout making it tough for postal carriers to get from house to house. >> hopefully the drive way will be plowed. >> reporter: in iowa city, iowa 1 degree below zero. extra blankets needed to keep the cement floors warm. >> it is a stressful environment. we are trying to keep them as comfortable. >> reporter: outside pittsburgh when a water main broke single digit temperature turned gushing water into a sheet of ice. skimming across the ice at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour in what looks like a mini kayak with a sail. for those who have to work outside -- >> as long as i bundle up i am good. >> reporter: maybe the best way to get by is thinking hot. >> key largo is a great
costs and to super storm sandy, the telecoms are only at 44 cents a share. revenue and subscriber growth, they were better than expected as the company sold 8.6 million iphones. at&t pays a big subsidy after it sells. but over the long-term, they are expected these iphones to help things out. ceo randall stevensson says the company is eyes oversees growth opportunities. if you take a look at shares at at&t, that stock at this point trading at 33.75. >> at&t, that stock is a 5% yielder. 5.3%. let's get to andrew at the world economic forum. and he seemed like he was champing at the bit to get this news out. and i'm not really sure what -- >> it better be good. >> first of all, it's a busy day here in davos. we have a big show for you. we have lloyd blank fine coming up at 8:00. those are the big things happen here on squawk. we also have. >> news for you, mario draghi making some comments that a lot of people are paying attention to this morning. an upbeat speech he gave, pretty optimistic. some people calling it a bit of a mystery lap, talking about a possibly recovery starting six month
situation, even as with the sandy hook situation that happened in conn., intermissions and fast and furious. after mission comes in that fast, it is hard to see what is accurate. days go by and they may have been -- i would as a cover up, but a reluctance to reveal just exactly what happened. i think that the state department and the president of the united states did a commendable job in handling the situation. as the situation continues to go on. another thing is when you talk about security, the republicans fail to remember that there has been a request for additional security if and all of our consulates and the house is holding up funding for the security. so there is a lot of grandstanding going on. there really is unfortunate that to misses clinton has to deal with this kind of politicizing of the really serious situation that continues today and will continue years from now. host: to the point about embassy security. here's a short piece about funding for security. caller: this is a bipartisan problem. since 2007, the department has consistently requested greater funding for embassy
, and record levels of damage from hurricane sandy. $70 billion, if we can't see the downside of spending that money and risking lives for all of the changes that are taking place to agricultural to our communities the ocean and so forth, we're just ignoring what science is telling us. i will be a passionate advocate about this. not based on ideology. based on facts and science. and i hope to sit with all of you and convince you the $6 trillion market is worth millions of american jobs and leadership. and we better go after it. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> senator udall. >> thank you, mr. chairman. to my good friend, senator barrasso, wyoming is a producer state and new mexico is also a producer state. and i found the same experience that the senator kerry talked about in terms of massachusetts, in new mexico, the fastest growing sector in the renewable jobs. and so i think it's a big opportunity for us, we should be pursuing it. i grew with what he -- i agree with what he just said. hypo with can work with each other. we should try to pull together and discuss the facts and really pu
recently, we're all people of sandy hook. >> yeah. oh, my, george, we do have to take a break. more with you just on other side. and later on, we're going to get you ready for the screen actor guilds awards. who's favored to take home one of these statues. erables you either leave this bloodied or with my blood on your swords. >> oh, my. if anything ever called for an oh myy it's that classic scene from "star trek." that is impressive. we're back talking with actor george takei. he's in new york, the author of the book "oh myy!" there goes the internet. you tweet such funny stuff. what's the funniest thing you tweeted or the cattiest? run us through some of those. >> you can be funny and also relevant and have a commentary on social or political situations. and one of them was when a tennessee politician tried to introduce a bill to make criminal the use of the word "gay" by teachers, which is ridiculous. it's outrageous. first of all, there is free speech in this country, the first amendment. and so this man doesn't even know our constitution. what i did was all right, if you're go
just came up and the bitter cold snap moving n adding more misery for struggling hurricane sandy victims. many still don't have electricity. >> we have no hot water, no heat, no electricity half the time. the generators are off and on, blowing out electronics in your house and everything. we just totally losing out as tenants. >> steve: no kidding. officials in staten island estimate 1463 people still remain displaced from their homes. maria molina joins us from the weather center. it doesn't help if you have no electricity and it is like hyped you right now here in the new york city, like 20. >> that's right. very sad, unfortunately across places in the northeast dealing with extreme cold. especially those without power and across places in the midwest. even though we're used to the cold out here, we have seen some delays or school closures across places in minute money. so that's how cold it is out there. some of these current temperatures are just incredible. 28 degrees below zero in international falls. 11 below zero in minneapolis. 8 below zero in green bay. you factor in th
because of it. we had record fires, record damage from sandy, $77 billion. -- $70 billion. if we cannot see the downside of spending that money and risking lives for all the places with agriculture in the oceans and so forth, then we're just are a note -- and we are just ignoring what science tells us.i iwill be a passionate advocate about this, not based on ideology, but based on facts, based on science. i hope to stick with all of you and convince you that the $6 trillion market is worth millions of american jobs and leadership. and we better go after it. >> thank you. >> to my good friend, senator baraso, wyoming and new mexico are producer states. i found the same experience that senator kerrey is talking about in massachusetts in mexico. the fastest growing sector is these renewable jobs. i think it is a big opportunity for us. we should be pursuing it. i agree with what he just said. i hope we can work with each other because we should try to pull together and discuss the facts and really pursue this sector that will be so vital to the future and vital to job growth. but john, gre
, and we had a derailment because of it. we had record fires, record damage from sandy, $77 billion. if we cannot see the downside of spending that money and risking lives for all the places with agriculture in the oceans and so forth, then we're just are a note -- and we are just ignoring what science tells us. not based on ideology, but based on facts, based on science. i hope to stick with all of you and convince you that the $6 trillion market is worth millions of american jobs and leadership. and we better go after it. >> thank you. >> to mine good friend, senator barack so -- senator baraso, new mexico is a producer state. i found the same experience that senator kerrey is talking about in massachusetts in mexico. the fastest growing sector is these renewable jobs. i think it is a big opportunity for us. we should be pursuing it. i agree with what he just said. i hope we can work with each other because we should try to pull together and discuss the facts and really pursue this sector that will be so vital to the future and vital to job growth. but john, great to have you here. you r
. they testified yesterday in response to the shootings at newtown sandy hook elementary school were a young man described as having mental issues guns down 26 people, including 20 children, with an assault rifle on september 14. the committee has not addressed the issue of mental health since 2007. spent my first order of business this morning is to extend a warm welcome to our communities -- committees new members. and a focal order, tammy baldwin, senator chris murphy, senator tim scott and senator elizabeth warren. this is a remarkably talented group of freshmen senatorscome and we're glad to have them onboard. i know that some are also over at the hearing on senator kerry's hearing to be secretary of state starting at the same time. i also want to salute our new ranking member, senator alexander. has long been a valuable member of this committee. i have appreciated my relationship with former ranking member center in c. i look for to the same kind of close collaboration and partnership with my good friend senator lamar alexander. today our committee will examine a range of issues running me
try to spend their money in a wiser, built-to-last kind of way. that's what the sandy supplemental allows. it also allows the state to draw down a portion of its hazard mitigation funding from fema in order to leverage mitigation opportunities earlier in the construction process. in the old days, it would take 18-36 months for funding to become available in some instances to rebuild a school. that's too long. can you imagine a community going three years, you know, without even getting their school started? i mean, i realize that sometimes it takes a long time to build things, but you don't want to just wait three years before you start. so the way that we do it now without spending any more money, it's just allowing them to -- the federal government to push out some of the front money to the locals, they can then get started and of course they will reimburse the federal government. so that is a very smart reform that's in there. in addition, we also provide grants on the basis of a reliable fixed estimate for expedited removal of storm debris. this approach will be faster, cheaper
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